Betty Buben – Obituary
East Liverpool Review
July 26, 2006
NEWELL – Betty Buben, a daughter of Joseph L. and Elva Fay Buben, has one brother, Joseph Richard Buben at home; one sister, Martha Dingess of Chester; a nephew, Herman G. Dingess Jr. of California; a niece, Jennie Fae Dingess of East Liverpool; several cousins, Alta Wetzel of East Liverpool, Al Foutts of Columbiana, Paul Buben, Joseph Buben, Helen Buben Scott, all of Oklahoma and Vernon Buben of Alaska.
A brother, Robert A. Buben, preceded her in death September 2002.
She lived her whole life in the Newell area, graduating from Wells High School in the 40s. She graduated from West Liberty with a B. S. and from West Virginia University in Morgantown with her masters and a doctorate.
Betty taught school in West Virginia all of her life and helped many young kids. She taught elementary, junior high, and some high school. She also taught at the Grandview Elementary School moving to Chester Junior High and High School and then to Jefferson Elementary in Newell where she became principal.
Betty was a cheerleading advisor at Chester Junior High and also was involved in the science fairs in West Virginia entering many of her students and helping overall.
In the summer, Betty worked for Hancock County Tax Office as a field deputy, when she had extra time.
She was well respected and had accomplished many things in the education field. She belonged to the Regional High School Principal’s Association and the National Elementary Principal’s Association. She had worked on education committees and panels in Charleston, W. Va. For the former West Virginia state senator and current Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Albright of Wood County, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Betty was called upon for an interview at the National Education Association in Las Vegas, Nev. That was televised nationally, she was representing the whole eastern party of the United States.
She was associated with many clubs and organizations including, the former Child counseling in East Liverpool, the Red Cross in East Liverpool, the Women’s Club in Newell and Chester, the Business and Professional Women’s Club and other such activities. Betty was asked to judge many parades and activities involving children and farm animals.
After she retired, she became quite active in the West Virginia Teachers and Personnel Association. She was a local member and a state representative.
Betty had attended the Church of Christ in Newell where she was the treasurer for 20 years. She currently was a member of the Methodist Church in Chester.
Betty’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church in Chester, followed by a luncheon served in the church’s social room and a memorial at the chapel in Locust Hill Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Betty has a memorial for scholars at Oak Glen. You can send any money to Dollars for Scholars in care of Betty Buben, P. O. Box 458, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
The Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester is in charge of services.